Cincinnati, Ohio, USA

Grooveshire is a rock band that has the potential to shake the pillars off the music industry. Chris's vigorous vocals and compelling lyrics, mix with a diverse, omnipotent guitar compilation, displaying full-bodied melodies. Ambient drumming underneath holds down Grooveshire's wave of sound.


Grooveshire is an Ohio born band dedicated to quality song writing. Their unique tone of Louisiana Bayou Grunge makes them one the most energetic and established acts north of the Mason Dixon Line. When Chris Melfi (lead vocals/harmonica), Jason Mollette (guitar), and Mike Hennel (drums) founded the group in 2003, they envisioned a band based on companionship, free spirit, and drive. Although the trio experienced a multitude of changes over the years, they continued to be considered some the region's most unique and determined artists. When seasoned guitarist Jacob Jones joined the band in Late 2006, the group quickly blossomed their powerful Americana grunge rock swagger into something completely unique and unparalleled to the Cincinnati music scene. With the addition of Veteran musicians, Matt McCormick(bass) and Bryan Russell (organ), Grooveshire's musical reputation continued to grow. Both Mccormick and Russell bring a unique flare to a musical compilation based on powerful blues, rock and soul! The band tours consistently throughout the region and has shared the stage with some of music's most accomplished acts. Such acts include Robin Trower,Rusted Root, Davy Knowles & Backdoor Slam, Matt Abts (Gov't Mule), JJ Grey and Mofro, Blues Traveler, Indigenous, Jonathan Tyler and the Northern Lights, Backyard Tire Fire, The Commander Cody Band, The Steepwater Band and many more. They have strung together hundreds of shows over the past few years and are widely considered one the hardest working bands around. Grooveshire is a Midwest rock band on the rise. Their unique style places them comfortably into numerous markets around the country, enabling them to frequently venture into both familiar and unfamiliar places with a warm and receptive response.

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"Freak power! The people have spoken! You, the readers of, voted Grooveshire right into the #1 slot in our last “Groove of the Month” poll – and here we are with a review of their debut EP! Hey, now – don’t you feel proud and powerful?
Grooveshire has taken some well-loved time-tested recipes and put their own mark on them. You might be able to identify some of their influences, but they’re not just copying licks. You can cop an attitude, but you can’t fake soul. Grooveshire’s got soul."


2009 - American Son EP
2012 - New Album Coming Soon!

Set List

Grooveshire has over two hours of original music.

Revolutionary Fame
Water Don't Rise
I'm Just a Widow Now
Victim of a Curse of an Old Solution
Celia Brown
American Son
The Soldier is You
Soul Sucka
Bayou Blues
Soul Black Woman
Old Mother Sorrow
Missin' Love
My Salvation
Die Tonight
Live a Lie
Left Fork of Greasy Creek
Nothing Will Save me Now
The Sun on my Back
Midnight Moon